The official protest march called today may have been canceled after the police refused permission. However, this has not stopped thousands of people from taking to the streets in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay district.
Police warned participants that this was an "unauthorized assembly" and urged them to "stop their illegal activities immediately". The march was so peaceful, but the authorities are on standby and the riot police are positioned along the route.
Protesters are marching along the original demonstration route as planned by the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF). Previously, they organized mass rallies in which hundreds of thousands opposed the now defunct extradition law. This route takes you to the Chater Garden in Central.
Some demonstrators wore the flag of the United States, an attempt to call Washington's attention to the demand for the adoption of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which its co-sponsor, Senator Marco Rubio, has called China an effort keep its promise to the world in a legally binding treaty with Britain to fully respect Hong Kong's autonomy and freedoms.
Earlier in the day, demonstrators called the British Consulate in Hong Kong to deliver a letter to the diplomats demanding that London speak out for its former colony.